The Birth of Many Nations: Imperial Modernisms in the Caribbean
Focuses on the appeal and influence of the Caribbean on modernist authors and artists, linking the region’s political instability and hybridity with modernism’s emphasis on experimentation and innovation. In their examination of the intersection of race, identity, and imperialism in the works of Claude McKay, William Faulkner, and others, Simmons and Crank survey the region’s twentieth-century historical and cultural contexts. Frequent references to Hemingway and his ties to Cuba throughout.
Race and New Modernisms